• Learn about our 120-seat, commuter coach, "The Long Island". Built for the Long Island Railroad! Learn More!

  • The Art of the Locomotive Book Signing

    The oldest surviving example of a turbocharged diesel locomotive has been cosmetically restored! more...

  • EMD-8 No 2022 fresh from paintshop

    EMD-8 #2022 is fresh from the paint shop and ready to provide motive power for the C & S Railroad. Learn More…

  • Woodward #38

    Woodward #38 was built for the Battson-Hatten Lumber Co. in MS.
    Later purchased by the Woodward Iron Co.. More...

Day Out With Thomas

All little engineers are invited to take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas! The fun-filled family experience includes photos with Sir Topham Hatt, putt-putt golf,  jumpstation, bubble station, temporary tattoos, storytelling, videos, live music and hands-on fun in the Imagination Station! Purchase delicious food from vendors on site, or bring your own picnic! You'll find commemorative activities, merchandise and give-aways available ONLY at this Day Out With Thomas event.

Advance purchase recommended. For Tickets & Information Click Here or call 866.468.7630.

Tickets on sale now!


Volunteer With Us!

Volunteer With UsThe Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is an all volunteer nonprofit organization which relies on dedicated volunteers to keep our trains running! We are in need of your talents to help grow the museum! Join us today!

Includes membership to the National Railway Historical Society, special member only events, and "Cinders From The Smokestack" Newsletter! Families Welcome!

Now is a great time to join as we have our volunteer training classes coming up!

Car Host Training - Saturday Jan 31st at the Calera Library. This is a great way to meet members and get involved!

For more information please contact us at [email protected] or call 205.668.3435

We look forward to meeting you!

Day Out With Thomas